Move over the Arctic Monkeys - here come the iNDIGOS, a band of school pals from Sheffield who have sold hundreds of tickets for a charity concert on Saturday (Novemebr 16, 2013).
Formed at Forge Valley Community School the indie band consists of pupils Theo Rhodes, aged 14, on bass, 13-year-olds Will Heathcote, drums, Brad Smith, vocals and guitar, and Harry Crawshaw, lead guitar, all from Wisewood.
Lead singer is Hannah Fellows, 16, from Stannington, is studying drama at Norton College.
VIDEO: Press the play button to watch the iNDIGOS perfoming their own song, Together, which was part of a Tramlines live stream.
YOUTUBE: Check out more of the iNDIGOS on their YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/TheIndigosOfficial - CLICK HERE.
More than 300 people have already bought tickets to see them headline a gig for Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity, at Niagara Conference and Leisure Centre, Wadsley Bridge, tomorrow, from 7pm.
Also on the bill are The CliX, Terrry, The Ordanace, dogs doohdas and Spanish band Snowblind.
The iNDIGOS, playing a mix of covers and their own songs, formed this year and have a following since a performance at Tramlines and appearances at open mic nights, including dates at The Horse and Jockey and Castle pubs in Wisewood.
They won a Battle of the Bands heat and will compete in the final at Sheffield’s O2 Academy on February 21.
They got the audience on their feet and singing along - one of the judges said:“Don’t change a thing. The most entertaining act I have seen for ages – possibly ever!”
The iNDIGOS have since appeared live on radio, recorded two tracks and are planning to record aT Red Tape Studios next year.
Hannah said: “The response we’ve had is amazing. It’s incredible how everything has happened so fast. We just want to thank everyone who are supporting us.
“More than 300 people have bought tickets for the concert on Saturday night. They’ve room for 500 but we’re hoping to sell it out.
“It’s a great cause and we’ve all got family or friends who have been hit by cancer and Weston Park Hospital does such a great job we wanted to support it.
“We’re also going to have a great night. The other bands are also fantastic.
“We do covers, like the Arctic Monkeys song Fake Tales of San Francisco and also Teenage Kicks by the Undertones.
“But we have a couple of our own songs we’ll be doing at this concert. We’ve planning to record at Sheffield’s Red Tape Studios next year and the future? Well, we’d like to go on and play Wembley Stadium. You’ve got to think big.”
Tickets for the show on Saturday, Novemeber 16, 2013, are £5 on the door. Under 14s free but must be accompanied by an adult.
For more about the iNDIGOS visit their official web site at www.theindigos.co.uk.
Follow them on Twitter @indigos_the.
Like their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/theindigosofficial.